Week of November 5, 2018

Date Event Location Contact
JVS Chicago

2-3:30pm

JVS Chicago

A program for women and men 50+ who have been out of the workforce for over a year or more…and plan to re-enter. If you or someone you know has made a choice to be out of the workforce for over a year and are now ready to return to employment but unsure about the next steps to take, this skill based and supportive program is for you!

JVS Chicago

JVS Chicago
5150 Golf road
JVS Chicago
Skokie, IL 60077

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JVS Chicago
Response Center

Ages 15-18: Mondays 6:30-8pm
Ages 12-14: Wednesdays 4-5:30pm

Response Center

Join us for Level Up!, a group for teens who want to meet and form relationships with other gamers their age and discuss the impact of gaming on their lives.

Please note that this group meets for 8 sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Monday group is for teens aged 15-18. The Wednesday group is for those aged 12-14. The series of 8 sessions costs $240 with scholarships available.* Contact Andrew Fishman at 773.516.5515 to register today. 

Response Center

Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Response Center
Andrew Fishman
AndrewFishman@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

G.I.R.L. is an ongoing therapy group for female identified children and teens with an emphasis on empowering girls to build strengths and process struggles related to friendship, confidence and complicated life stressors. This event is in collaboaration with Response Center for Teens. Contact Hannah Aron at 773.467.3823 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

A social skills group for children ages 6-8 with an emphasis on identifying feelings, managing frustration and cooperating with others. Contact Shira Glogower at 847.745.5441 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

5150 Golf road
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
Skokie, IL 60077

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Children & Adolescents
Shira Glogower
ShiraGlogower@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

6-7pm

Children & Adolescents

A social skills group for children ages 11-13 who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Contact Stephanie McConville at 773.467.3744 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

255 Revere Dr.
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Children & Adolescents
Stephanie McConville
StephanieMcConville@jcfs.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

6:30-8pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

Intended for women going through the beginning stages of the divorce process, this group will cover topics such as self-care and how to manage the challenges of divorce. The cost of this series is $250 for all 8 classes (scholarships available on request). Please contact Tami Sollo to register or call 847.412.4347.

Counseling & Psychological Services

255 Revere Dr.
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Counseling & Psychological Services
Tami Sollo
TamiSollo@jcfs.org
Support Groups

Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm

Support Groups

For those who are grieving the death of their spouse or partner within the past two years, this group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support. Dinner will be provided before the group. Childcare is available.

Co-Sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and The Jewish Healing Network of Chicago.

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Support Groups
Elizabeth Siegel Cohen, LCSW, FT
elizabethcohen@jcfs.org
Support Groups

1:30-3pm

Support Groups

The Get Together is a group for parents, grandparents, caregivers and children ages newborn until the 5th birthday which offers an opportunity to:

Support Groups

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

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Support Groups
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@jcfs.org
Support Groups

10:30am-12:00pm

Support Groups

Hand in Hand: Drop-in Grief Support Group for Spouse/Partner Loss is for older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse of partner over the last two years. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Please contact facilitator before joining the group.

$10 per session

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Support Groups

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

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Support Groups
Marsha Raynes, LCSW
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4-5pm

Children & Adolescents

Therapeutic social skills group for children ages 3-5 with an emphasis on emotional regulation and social development. Contact Kathy Ham at 773.765.3125 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Kathy Ham
KathyHam@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

5:30-6:30pm

Children & Adolescents

G.I.R.L. is an ongoing therapy group for female identified children and teens with an emphasis on empowering girls to build strengths and process struggles related to  friendship, confidence and complicated life stressors. Contact Stephanie McConville at 773.467.3744 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Stephanie McConville
StephanieMcConville@jcfs.org
Response Center

Ages 15-18: Mondays 6:30-8pm
Ages 12-14: Wednesdays 4-5:30pm

Response Center

Join us for Level Up!, a group for teens who want to meet and form relationships with other gamers their age and discuss the impact of gaming on their lives.

Please note that this group meets for 8 sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Monday group is for teens aged 15-18. The Wednesday group is for those aged 12-14. The series of 8 sessions costs $240 with scholarships available.* Contact Andrew Fishman at 773.516.5515 to register today. 

Response Center

Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Response Center
Andrew Fishman
AndrewFishman@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

A therapeutic socialization group for children ages 8-10 with an emphasis on emotional regulation and social development. Groups are separated by gender. Contact Alissa Rotblatt at 773.467.3769 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
Support Groups

Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

Support Groups

Please join us for a 5-week Jewish meditation group for support in difficult times in life – such as bereavement, addiction, illness and other experiences of loss, fear and pain. We will learn a compassion/chesed meditation, turning to Jewish wisdom as we live in the midst of challenge. No prior meditation experience, Jewish observance, or Hebrew fluency is required. A commitment to daily 20-minute meditation practice for the five weeks is requested.

No fee - please register by October 24. 

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
25 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Support Groups
Beth Fishman, PhD
BethFishman@jcfs.org
Response Center

Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm

Response Center

Due to negative societal attitudes toward minoritized sexualities and gender identities, young people who identify as LGBTQ+ are at higher risk for anxiety, depression, social isolation, and experiences with violence. During adolescent years, normative struggles with identity formation and belonging are complicated by internalized stigma and shame for queer and gender-queer teens.

Response Center

JCFS - Northwest Office
135 N. Arlington Heights Rd
Suite 104
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

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Response Center
Crystalann Thomas
CrystalannThomas@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

4-5pm

JVS Chicago

Are you 16 - 24 years-old? Are you looking for a job?

If you are a recent graduate or no longer attending school, JVS can help you find employment and/or training programs to reach your employment goals! Come to Employment Orientation for Youth to learn more. Call 855.463.6587 for more information and to register.

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JVS Chicago

JCFS
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

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JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago
info@jvschicago.org
JVS Chicago

4-5pm

JVS Chicago

Are you 16 - 24 years-old? Are you looking for a job?

If you are a recent graduate or no longer attending school, JVS can help you find employment and/or training programs to reach your employment goals! Come to Employment Orientation for Youth to learn more. Call 855.463.6587 for more information and to register.

Download the flyer

 

JVS Chicago

JVS Chicago
216 West Jackson Blvd
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60606

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JVS Chicago
JVS Chicago
info@jvschicago.org
Professional & Community Training

6-8pm

    Professional & Community Training

    If the topic of money makes you feel anxious, fearful and secretive, this class is for you. This class is about financial mastery and freedom. It will give you the tools and understanding you need to finally take control of your money.

    Professional & Community Training

    Jewish Child & Family Services
    Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
    5150 W. Golf Road
    Skokie, IL 60077

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    Professional & Community Training
    Sheryl Kosovski
    SherylKosovski@jcfs.org
    Professional & Community Training

    Registration: 8:45am

    Program: 9am- 12pm

    Professional & Community Training

    **PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is a professional training event for social workers and counselors.** 

    Professional & Community Training

    Elaine Kersten Children's Center
    255 Revere Drive
    Northbrook, IL 60062

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    Professional & Community Training
    Betsy Lazerow, M.Ed.
    BetsyLazerow@jcfs.org
    Children & Adolescents

    4:30-6pm

    Children & Adolescents

    Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? This group allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, games and discussion to help form and maintain friendships.

    This 8 session course costs $450 for all sessions. To register, contact Megan Kowalski at 847.412.4335

    Children & Adolescents

    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Children & Adolescents
    Megan Kowalski
    MeganKowalski@jcfs.org
    Children & Adolescents

    4:30-6pm

    Children & Adolescents

    An expressive arts group for children ages 6-8 who struggle with self-expression, connection and emotional regulation. Contact Alissa Rotblatt at 773.467.3769 to register or for more information.

    Children & Adolescents

    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Children & Adolescents
    Alissa Rotblatt
    AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
    Children & Adolescents
    Children & Adolescents

    Integrated Pediatric Therapies is excited to offer free developmental screenings for children ages birth through 6 years old. Screenings will take approximately 20 minutes. Families will be provided verbal feedback, along with recommendations that may include further testing or information about developmental milestones. All are welcome to attend this free screening.

    Please see the list below for times and locations:

    10.29.2018 session 3:30-5:30pm at the Abe and Ida Cooper Center, 6639 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

    Children & Adolescents

    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Children & Adolescents
    ipi@jcfs.org
    JVS Chicago

    Submit you resume to MalachiKelly@jvschicago.org by November 1, 2018.

    Exact location and time of event will be provided upon receipt of your resume.

    JVS Chicago

    Security Officers Needed!

    JVS Chicago is partnering with PTC Security Academy to match your skills and interests to open positions in security.

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    JVS Chicago
    JVS Chicago
    Malachi Kelly
    MalachiKelly@jvschicago.org
    Support Groups

    9:15-10:45am

    Support Groups

    Raising children has always been demanding, and our current culture has its own challenges (social media, competition, culture of protecting kids from discomfort).  Meet monthly with other parents, using The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey and discussion to keep trying to be the best parent you can be. This free series will be led by a social worker (Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW) and a Rabbi (Lisa Greene), both parents. Please contact Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW with any questions and to RSVP.

    Support Groups

    North Shore Congregation Israel
    1185 Sheridan Road
    Glencoe, IL 60022

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    Support Groups
    Tracey Kite
    TraceyKite@jcfs.org
    Jewish Community Programs

    9am-1pm

    Jewish Community Programs

    Jewish Child & Family Services and No Shame On U is proud to provide Mental Health First Aid, a public education program that teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis. First aiders learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and addictions and connect people with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Sometimes, the best first aid is you.

    Jewish Community Programs

    Bernard Horwich
    3003 West Touhy
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Jewish Community Programs
    Support Groups

    9am-3pm

    Support Groups

    Join others in the community dealing with loss for a day filled with healing activities including art, meditation, music, gentle movement, Jewish study, contemplation and more. Participants will be offered groupsupport, a choice of activities and an opportunity to connect to others in thecommunity. Open to any adult who has experienced the death of a loved one.

    This all day event costs $25 to attend. Registration is required by November 8th.

    Register Today

    Support Groups

    Elaine Kersten Children's Center
    255 Revere Dr.
    Northbrook, IL 60062

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    Support Groups